La Misma: S/T 7"
Long-awaited debut EP from this new-ish Toxic State band. I loved this band, but this EP blows away their older stuff. The high-pitched female vocalist definitely reminds me a little bit of the respective singers from Criaturas and Sad Boys, but the music here is really three-dimensional. It's fast and hardcore, but there's also a subtle melodic (maybe even oi!?) undercurrent. Really, I can't think of much that it sounds like... it kind of reminds me of an old Riot City band like the Violators, but the playing and songwriting is about 1000x better than that. It goes without saying that this has the standard beautiful Toxic State packaging, the music here really is something else... very highly recommended.